Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLV

It's homemade ya'll!

We heard lavender lemonade is a really good stress reliever…so we put vodka in it. The May Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out is spiked with bands playing shows around town including Eldridge Rodriguez at O’Brien’s Pub on May 21st, Weakened Friends playing their record release show on May 22nd at Great Scott, and Le Roxy Pro and Notches both playing on May 23rd at Great Scott and O’Brien’s Pub respectively. (we kept your show recommendations within stumbling distance local). #ROWYCO

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLIV

Treat yo self. Your fancy face deserves it. (image credit)

Current interests:, the never ending search for the best bar pizza, and espresso martinis. Caffeine and alcohol never looked oh so fancy. Plus listen to our sparkling new April playlist featuring Abbie Barrett (playing the Rock & Roll Rumble preliminary night #4), The Ghost of Paul Revere (playing with Tigerman Whoa! at Great Scott on 4/7), and a bunch of new music from a bunch of punx.

Espresso Martini

1 oz cold espresso
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 oz white creme de cacao
3 Coffee beans (for garnish)

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with coffee beans. Best sipped during a ROWYCO playlist. Pinkies up.

Find a whole mess of cocktails and playlists on our archive page.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLIII

Sip Sip Play. Your March cocktail and playlist below.

Part cocktail, part GO TO THIS SHOW, March is hoppin' with music. At O'Brien's Pub in Allston, catch Adult Books (CA) on the 7th and local rockabilly band Diablogato on the 19th. Dreamy indie pop band SPORTS (OK) is at Great Scott on the 10th and New Hampshire's Fucko is at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square on the 5th for their 'Dealing With the Weird' record release show. Plus a Blueberry Mint Fizz available all month long. Want more shows? Check out our flyer tab. Want this playlist and cocktail? Keep on reading.

Blueberry Mint Fizz

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  • 12 blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1/2 cup gingerale
  • ice
  • lime wedge for garnish

Add blueberries, mint, and lime juice to a glass and muddle ingredients together. Then add gin and ice, and top it off with the ginger ale. Add lime wedge for garnish. Tastes good with with lime tortilla chips and this playlist.

Find more playlists and cocktails in our archive.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLII

Winterize your sangria with The Roasted Root.

Woke up on the punk side of the bed this morning, craving new music and a winter sangria with pomegranate, blood orange, and apple. February is short, make it count. Press play.

Winter Sangria with Pomegranate, Blood Orange, and Apple

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  • 1 (750-ml) bottle white wine, such as sauvignon blanc
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened apple cider
  • 16 ounces 100% pure pomegranate juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons agave nectar or real maple syrup, to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large ripe blood orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, cored and cut into wedges

Add the wine, apple cider, and juice to a large pitcher.  Add the cinnamon sticks, chopped blood orange, and apple. Serve chilled. Note: cover and place in the refrigerator overnight for more citrusy-cinnamon-y flavor.

Want more booze need more tunes? Find all of our Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Playlists here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shop Local: Our List of Holiday Pop Up Markets

Shop at the Black Market Sunday, December 13th at the Cambridge Elks Lodge

Skip the mall and shop local. Here are is list of holiday pop up shopping events in the Boston area ranging from eccentric Etsy artists to bizarre bazaars:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLI

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Volume too deep into roman numerals that we don't even know anymore. It's number 41. We found new stuff from Donna Bummer, Mallcops (playing Out of the Blue Too on November 11th), Beach Slang (in town at Great Scott November 24th), Weekened Friends (playing The Shelia Divine record release show at The Sinclair November 25th) and a Golden Ale Beer Cocktail courtesy of The Beeroness.

Friday, October 9, 2015

6 Nights of Halloween! Growing Up Spooky! + Trick or Treat Yo Self at Firebrand Saints

Eat, drink and be spooked. 5 nights of Halloween at Firebrand Saints.

Firebrand Saints restaurant and bar serving up New American fare and Eye Design will be enhancing your entire Halloween week leading up to the big day with audio and visual treats. 'Growing Up Spooky' is a week long event featuring horror movies from the 60's to present day. Playlist with spooky songs from each decade will accompany the films. Plus a special 'Trick or Treat Yo Self' on Halloween night featuring some of your favorite local bands covering some of your favorite mainstream bands.

Books n’ Brews Inaugural Meeting (Free Admission, All Ages) 10/15

Ernest Hemingway, let's discuss.

It’s like a suburban wine book club, but hipper. The first ever Books n’ Brews (reading and drinking) club will be in session on Thursday, October 15th, 8PM at Aeronaut Brewing Company (14 Tyler St., Somerville). The meet up is free, all ages (21+ with valid ID to drink), and provides a space for people to discuss selected short stories. The group kicks things off with "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", by notorious drinker and cat owner, and therefore totally relatable, Ernest Hemingway.

Event organizer, Dan McMahon (Lesser Knowns) provides the deets below and via the official Facebook event page:

Interested in short stories? How about drinking beer at a cool local brewery?

What if you could discuss short stories WHILE drinking beer at a cool local brewery? Forward-thinking, I know, but it has been made possible thanks to Andy Visser, Aeronaut Brewing Company and myself.

Come on down to Aeronaut, enjoy a beer and discuss our first installment of Books n' Brews, an open discussion centered around short stories.

This month's selection is "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway enjoyed getting his drink on, so we thought he was a fitting choice for this setting.

If you're a hip online type, you can read the entire story 23-page here.

If you have a hard-copy of the story, you're more than welcome to bring it along. If you're feeling really ambitious, you can also grab it at a fine local bookstore (yes, those still exist!). In our humble opinions, Raven Used Books would be a good place to start.

ALL AGES allowed to participate in the discussion; 21+ to drink, so don't forget your IDs with those amazing DMV photos!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXX

Spicing things up with our Rocktober playlist. (image credit)

Do you like Maple Syrup? Do you like Bourbon? Do you like Punk Rock? Cool, we do too. Things that are happening in October.

EX-CULT (Memphis) with Raw Blow at O’Brien’s Pub 10/21. Irish Handcuffs (Germany) with Dan Webb and the Spiders at O’Brien’s Pub 10/22. The Copyrights (IL) with Bundles at Cuisine en Locale on 10/23. Expert Alternations (Baltimore) with Kitner at O’Brien’s Pub 10/2.

Listen to our October Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out playlist to preview some of these bands and wash it all down with a Bourbon Maple Apple Cider.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIX

New music, our picks for September shows and THE SHARK PUNCHER.

Welcome Back Freshman. Moving blow. Go to a show. Providence, Rhode Island’s emo trio Twin Foxes will be at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square with Tied to a Bear on September 14th, New Hampshire’s spunky Little My is with Fucko at Middle East Upstairs on September 22nd and New York garage band Soda Bomb is playing at O’Brien’s Pub with Sneeze on September 23rd. All of this and more featured in our September Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Spotify playlist, plus partake in The Shark Puncher - a spiced rum recipe for you and your friends.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXVIII

Make your own watermelon beer with Perpetually Hungry's recipe.

When it’s hot, humid and Henry, and you just can’t manage two fucks, there’s always new music and a cold cocktail. Coast through August with The Lonely Biscuits (TN), coming to Great Scott 8/16, All Dogs (OH) playing with Save Ends and Fucko at O’Brien’s Pub on 8/24, new music from local band Bellwire and a watermelon beer.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXVII

Set your Fourth of July party on FIRE with Fireball Whisky and our new playlist.

Guys! It's Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out's 3rd birthday! We've been supplying you with drinks and playlists since 2012. To celebrate, treat yourself to a staycation and head to a local club this month to see the likes of Catch 22 with Rebuilder at Brighton Music Hall on July 17th (tickets) and Beach Slang with Choke Up and Bundles at Great Scott July 22nd (tickets). Or just camp out on your couch and order the newest Great Lakes USA record, ‘Stumbling Distance’ on limited edition vinyl. Regardless of your plans, you should most definitely be drinking a Cherry Tree Fireball and listening to the July Spotify playlist.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXVI

We're sweet on you. So here's new music and Jack's Honey Lemonade.

 Now serving your June Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out playlist with a complementary Jack's Honey Lemonade recipe. This month we have new music from New England artists like Portland, ME's The Restless Atlantic and Providence, RI's Glenn Robinson. Plus music from touring bands about to hit Boston including Coliseum (at Middle East Upstairs 6/15) and Benny The Jet Rodriguez (at O'Brien's Pub on 6/21). Oh and Jack Daniels is in the building! What What?!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXV

Music and bourbon? We got you. (image credit)

So.many.shows.this.month. If you don’t know, now you know. Pale Angels is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Fucko at O'Brien's Pub on 5/5. Hop Along will be at Great Scott with Pale Hounds on 5/8, Counterpunch is at Middle East Upstairs with Yo Ticondegroga on 5/13 and Vic Firecracker will reunite during Awesome Day Fest (O’Brien’s stage) with a whole mess of bands on 5/30.

And if that’s not enough, here’s a Fancy Bourbon Punch recipe.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIV

It's April! Let porch life begin! (image credit)

It’s April 1st! You know what that means? Winter parking ban get lifted in various Boston neighborhoods, maybe not yours, but definitely mine, so let’s celebrate with new music and a Whiskey Lemonade! On deck for shows this month is Choke Up at O’Brien’s Pub April 3rd, Portland, OR’s Divers at O’Brien’s April 6th, and Swimmers (formally Emily’s Army) at Middle East Upstairs on April 12th.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIII

'She Knows' how to make mean cocktails (image credit)

Happy almost spring you guys! Have you gone to a show lately? The Class of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble was announced, we have Rebuilder’s ‘Rock & Roll in America’ record release coming up, Great Lakes USA and The New Warden are playing Friday 13th. Get out there and socialize. And maybe order an Irish Sprite while you’re at it. Here's our March 2015 Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Playlist.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXII

As refreshing as a face full of snow. (image credit)

Rock out with your cocktail out in February with a Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic and a brand new playlist. Each month Bishop And Rook provides a Spotify playlist of new, local and touring bands and a complimentary alcoholic beverage. Interested in heading out to a local show? Check out our flyers (updated on the regular), and head to Charlie's Kitchen on March 2nd for our next sponsored event.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXI

We're getting fancy up in here with Patron XO Cafe. (image credit)

Who else is super excited about new music in the new year?! In this month's playlist we've got local pop punk band The Offseason who are playing an exclusive acoustic set at Sound Lion later this month. Charly Bliss from Brooklyn will be in town in February. And a whole mess of other shows are happening. Get pumped up with the January Spotify playlist and The Onyx cocktail.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXX

Hey guys, it's our 30th #ROWYCO playlist! Cheers! (image credit)

Hey man, holidays, whaddyagonnado. No matter how many times you’ve done it, nothing can quite prepare you for the onslaught of meaningless questions and passive aggressive accusations about your alternative life style. When are you going to get married? Is that another tattoo? You’re in band? I love Bruno Mars. He's great. Is your band on the radio yet? Here, hold the baby. Seriously guys, it’s a universal discomfort. That is why we are here to provide an escape via new, sometimes local, but always awesome music and a drink to match.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXIX

Garnish with cranberries and punk rock.
Did you know that songs featured in each edition of Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out are curated via upcoming concert calendars, college radio playlists and new local music? And did you also know that each cocktail has been personally tasted and approved by Bishop And Rook? We're like this super trustworthy BFF that stays on top of the scene and the bar to keep you current and inebriated. So make your fancy cocktail, press play, and look for these bands in a venue near you soon.

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